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Preliminary results for RR Lyrae stars and Classical Cepheids from the Vista Magellanic Cloud (VMC) survey

Ripepi, V; Moretti, M I; Clementini, G; Marconi, M; Cioni, M R; Marquette, J B; Tisserand, Patrick

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The Vista Magellanic Cloud (VMC, PI M. R. Cioni) survey is collecting KS-band time series photometry of the system formed by the two Magellanic Clouds (MC) and the "bridge" that connects them. These data are used to build KS-band light curves of the MC RR Lyrae stars and Classical Cepheids and determine absolute distances and the 3D geometry of the whole system using the K-band period luminosity (PLKS), the period-luminosity-color (PLC) and the Wesenhiet relations applicable to these types of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68249
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science
DOI: 10.1007/s10509-012-1021-x

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